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Personal Injury Attorneys in Reno, NV

Reno's Top Personal Injury Attorneys

If You’ve Been Injured, You Need Nevada’s Top Trial Attorney Hire a proven trial attorney to take on the insurance company. Recently, Attorney Mathew A. Work was honored as Nevada Top Trial Attorney by 100 National Registry. 

Your life shouldn’t be negatively impacted by the carelessness of someone else. You need a Reno attorney who is familiar with the courts, the system, and more importantly, a personal injury attorney who has the skills to take your personal injury case to trial. As a former criminal prosecutor, attorney Mathew A. Work has unmatched trial skills.

Call today to schedule to speak to one of our top personal injury attorneys. Carlson & Work is Northern Nevada’s #1 rated and reviewed law firm.

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Carlson & Work Personal Injury Attorneys

Need a Nevada Personal Injury Lawyer? We Can Help

Carlson & Work is a Reno-based personal injury law firm that has the ability to effectively litigate your case throughout Nevada. While no attorney can promise success, we aim to recover winning compensation for our clients. We invite you to meet with us and learn how our personal injury lawyers can help you make informed decisions about the legal representation you will need.  

Reputation & Results Matter

When you hire a personal injury attorney consider two things (1) their reputation and (2) the results they obtain. Carlson & Work is one of Nevada’s top-rated firms. Attorney Mathew Work is widely considered by his peers as one of Nevada’s top trial attorneys. Together, we have obtained the winning combination you need to obtain the best result and obtain the justice you deserve. From start to finish, you will be up to speed and informed as to the progress of your case. Should trial become necessary, together, we will be prepared as your personal injury attorney.

Accidents happen in the blink of an eye. They can often be life-changing. At Carlson & Work, we specialize in personal injury and accident cases throughout Nevada. We assist those injured by negligent or reckless behavior. We also assist families who have lost loved ones in cases of wrongful death. Our personal injury lawyers are here to support you during these trying times. 

Types of Personal Injury Cases

  • Vehicle Injury
  • Premise Liability
  • Motorcycle Injury
  • Bicycle Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Property Liability
  • Back injury
  • Car accidents & collisions
  • Construction accidents
  • Defamation
  • Drunk driving injury
  • False imprisonment
  • Product liability
  • Slip and fall
When you retain Carlson & Work you will have a dedicated attorney by your side.

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Personal Injury Overview

The field of personal injury encompasses several types of injuries and incidents. In Nevada, the severity and depth of a personal injury case depend on the type of injury sustained from the given accident. While almost any kind of accident can develop into a personal injury case, not every incident will end in legal liability. The following will review some of the more common injuries in a personal injury case.

Car Accidents

Many personal injury cases involve car accidents. While some states follow a “no-fault” law where the driver who caused the car accident cannot be sued, Nevada is not a “no-fault” state, meaning that a person in the state of Nevada who was injured as a result of a car accident that was not their fault may be able to seek compensation for their injuries.

Slip and Fall Accidents

It is the legal duty of any property owner to keep their establishment free of any dangers that could result in the injury of an innocent person. For example, if a person slips and falls on a liquid substance on the floor of a grocery store, that person may be eligible for a personal injury claim.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death personal injury claims are a result of a person dying due to the negligent act of others. This would occur in any instance where someone has a legal duty of care towards someone and fails to uphold that duty. For example, a pedestrian fatality could likely result in a wrongful death claim.

Medical Malpractice

Doctors and health care professionals are responsible for upholding the same appropriate medical standard of care to each patient they treat. Failure to do so can result in serious injury of the patient. Medical malpractice personal injury claims can be complex and difficult to prove, so it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney if you believe you have a case

Nevada Personal Injury Law FAQs

Personal injury law is the process of enacting legal defense through civil lawsuits due to physical or emotional harm that arose from negligence. Also known as tort law, personal injury law allows the victim of a negligent act to receive compensation for their injuries. Compensation will only be rewarded when negligence, injury due to the failure to use reasonable care, has been established.

A personal injury claim typically involves an injury to a person in one of three ways:

  • Physical bodily impairment
  • Emotional suffering
  • Pain and discomfort

Physical bodily impairment encompasses any injury that a person sustains on their actual body during an accident. For example, if someone were injured in a reckless car crash, they are considered to have sustained actual bodily harm. Emotional suffering involves a vast scope of injuries usually as a result of libel or a threat to the injured person. Pain and discomfort are concerned with how the accident has altered the injured person’s daily activities and lifestyle.

Negligence is established in a personal injury case once it is proved that:

  • The Defendant had a legal obligation of duty towards the injured person.
  • The Defendant did not uphold their duty of care.
  • Plaintiff’s sustained injury was a direct result of Defendant’s failure to uphold their duty of care.

The goal of personal injury law is to return the injured person back to the position that they were in before the accident. Oftentimes, it is not possible for this to happen, so instead, the injured person is compensated in other ways. This compensation usually comes in the form of money, whether it be to make up lost wages, medical expenses, funeral expenses, or pain and discomfort damages.

The process of filing a personal injury claim is oftentimes strenuous and complicated. A qualified personal injury attorney can significantly streamline and simplify a personal injury claim proceeding. Contact Carlson & Work at 775-386-2226 for personal injury law guidance in Reno, Nevada. 

In Nevada, personal injury law requires that a driver carry minimum coverage of $25,000 for bodily injury or even death of one victim in a single-vehicle accident. Personal injury law in Nevada further requires a minimum of $50,000 of motor vehicle coverage in the event that two or more victims are injured. Lastly, Nevada motorist must carry at least $20,000 for any property damage which occurs in a vehicle collision. Unfortunately, the policy details and limits are not always disclosed without a fight. That’s why you need an experienced, reliable, and proven personal injury attorney by your side.

Personal Injury Case Timeline

If you have been injured in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim. This claim timeline can be confusing and long, especially if you have no prior knowledge of the format and logistics of a personal injury process. Below is a brief explanation of the timeline of a personal injury case. 

Evidence is a crucial aspect of a personal injury case. It important to gather as much evidence as possible about the accident that occurred and the injuries you sustained. The type of evidence that should be collected includes:

  • Multiple photos and videos at the scene of the accident from as many angles and perspectives as possible. These photos should include any damage that the accident caused before and after anything is moved.
  • Calls to emergency services for any medical treatment needed.
  • Calls to law enforcement to create a police report.
  • Contact, insurance, and vehicle information from everyone involved in a car accident.
  • Information from any witnesses of the accident, as well as the witnesses’ contact information.
  • Any documentation of the accident, including reports to those around the accident, medical expenses, lost wages due to the accident, and insurance letters.

Many minor personal injury claims can be settled before a lawsuit is filed. A lawyer can help negotiate with another attorney or the defendant’s insurance company to reach a settlement that is sufficient enough to compensate for the victim’s injuries. Normally, this will occur through a written demand letter where you and your lawyer will ask for a high amount of financial compensation from either the insurance company or the defendant. Negotiations over this demand will occur until the parties either come to an agreement or decide to file a lawsuit.

If the two parties cannot reach a settlement, a lawsuit will commence with the filing of court documents. Typically, an attorney will prepare and file a complaint that identifies the legal basis for the personal injury lawsuit. Within this complaint, the attorney will establish negligence using the gathered evidence from the accident. The complaint will also enclose the compensation that the injured person is requesting for their personal injury.

Before going to trial, the parties can attempt to reach a settlement on their claim through mediation. If a settlement is not reached at mediation, the case will go to trial. The length of a personal injury trial varies greatly due to the complexity of the case. The personal injury trial can be half a day, a full day, a week, or longer. At the trial, a judge will decide how much compensation the injured person should receive.

Once the judge has ordered the amount of compensation that the injured person should receive from the defendant, the case will be complete, and the injured person will be able to collect their compensation.

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